Dell PowerEdge R330 Owner's Manual

Removing a cooling fan

Prerequisites

CAUTION: Many repairs may only be done by a certified service technician. You should only perform troubleshooting and simple repairs as authorized in your product documentation, or as directed by the online or telephone service and support team. Damage due to servicing that is not authorized by Dell is not covered by your warranty. Read and follow the safety instructions that are shipped with your product.

NOTE: The procedure for removing each fan is identical.

  1. Follow the safety guidelines listed in the Safety instructions section.
  2. Follow the procedure listed in the Before working inside your system section.
  3. If required, remove the cooling shroud.

Steps

  1. Disconnect the power cable from the power connector on the system board by pressing the sides of the power cable.
  2. Lift the fan out of the cooling fan bracket.
    Figure 1. Removing a cooling fan
    This figure shows removing a cooling fan.
    1. cooling fan
    2. power cable connector
    3. cooling fan bracket

Next steps

  1. Install the cooling fan.
  2. Follow the procedure listed in the After working inside your system section.

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